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Justice Sonia Sotomayor To Receive Huge Award This September

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.18.2016 | Latino Voices

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced on Monday that Justice Sonia Sotomayor will receive the Leadership award at the 29th Annual Hispanic ...

Sanders Candidacy Devolving into an Arrogant Insufferable Self-serving Disaster

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Many including me have consistently given Bernie Sanders the credit for fighting for what he believes in and suggesting he should decide on his own wh...

Dear Senator Warren, the Time Is Close to Endorse Hillary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Democrats can't allow Donald Trump to begin his general election campaign attacking Hillary without a strong rebuttal and a unified Party. Hillary is in a difficult situation not wanting to offend Senator Sanders or his supporters by focusing totally on the general election.

Lord Byron, Clarence Thomas, Trump and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 03.25.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the George H. W. Bush appointee who hasn't asked one single question in court since 2006. That's 10 years the man has just sat there -- mute, mum, silencio, clammed up, hushed, voiceless, unheard and zipped up.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.21.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the political fallout of Justice Scalia's death continued. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wasted no time declaring that, even with eleven months left in Obama's presidency, "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." President Obama pledged to fulfill his "constitutional responsibilities" by making a nomination, and called on the Senate to "fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote." Jeb Bush broke with Republican orthodoxy and said he would "probably nominate" someone, and John Kasich said he'd nominate someone if he were president (while saying Obama, who is the president, shouldn't). What's amazing isn't only how dysfunctional our system has become, but how openly that dysfunction is now proclaimed. And how much we've come to accept it as the new normal. And that seems likely to continue, until we make our leaders pay a price for not actually leading.

11 Ridiculous Moments From This Year We Don't Want To See In 2016

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices

As cliché and overused as the term "new year, new me" is, there are plenty of people who need to use it in the upcoming year. As if the dozens of bla...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Perfect Response When Asked About Women On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dropped a truth bomb during a discussion at Georgetown University earlier this week. The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who...

Former Supreme Court Justice Claims Marijuana Should Be Legalized

The 420 Times | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Last week, during an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said that he believes our beloved federal government should legalize marijuana.

Not Justice Ginsburg, But the Two After Her

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real fight is going to happen when a conservative either dies in office or steps down. Ginsburg is currently the oldest sitting member of the Supreme Court. But not far behind her are three others: Stephen Breyer (who is 75-years-old), Anthony Kennedy (77), and Antonin Scalia (78).

46 Years Ago: Thurgood Marshall Sworn In Becoming First African American Supreme Court Justice

Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn into the United States Supreme Court, making him the first African American to hold one of the presti...

Ginsburg: 'In My Dreams, I Can Be A Great Diva'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

While recently discussing her passion for the opera, Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted she's not as great at singing as she is at law. But even a Suprem...

WATCH: The Incredible Story Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Marriage

Posted 02.26.2013 | Weddings

"I came to appreciate that Marty was really interested in what I thought."

Is Clarence Thomas At The Center Of An Ethics Violation?

ARTINFO | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

A quaint historical museum in Pin Point, Georgia, that is set to open this fall has become the target of an exhaustive ethics examination by the New Y...

Clarence Thomas Goes Five Years Without Asking Question In Supreme Court Arguments

The Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Clarence Thomas hasn't asked a question during the Supreme Court's oral arguments for five years. He has said the sessions are unnecessary and...

'Sexually Driven' Memoir

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lillian McEwen, who dated Thomas in the 1980s, has signed with TitleTown Publishing, a Green Bay, Wis.-based publisher specializing in true crime and ...

Sam Stein

Justices Scalia, Thomas Spark Judicial Ethics Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reports that two Supreme Court Justices have attended seminars sponsored by the energy giant and conservative bankroller Koch Industries has sparked a...

A Right-Wing Court? The Democrats Fault

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

To halt the Supreme Court's inexorable march toward the far right, the president must nominate a legitimate liberal, a known quantity, a product of the Democratic Party left

Clearing the Air on Swirling Mistruths About Kagan's Military Stance

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

Misinformation, distortions and flat-out untruths about Elena Kagan's support of the military are growing predictably louder. Here are the facts.

Obama's Unacceptable Replacement for Justice Stevens: Jesus Christ (esq.)

Rob Kutner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rob Kutner

The shoulder pads in John Paul Stevens' robe haven't even cooled yet, but the President has already found a replacement with even more divisive and liberal credentials: Jesus H. Christ.

The Five Factors I Hope the President Considers When Choosing the New Supreme Court Justice

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The new justice must be just liberal enough to be outraged by the philosophies of Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

Supreme Court Retirement: Latest Stevens News, Reaction, Possible Replacements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced on Friday that after nearly four decades on the bench, he will retire this summer. Here is the late...

Dan Froomkin

Justice Stevens, Last Of His Line | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice John Paul Stevens's departure from the Supreme Court represents the end of an era. Just not the one you are probably thinking of. Stevens's u...

Stevens Replacements: Who Will Be The Next Supreme Court Nominee? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are the top contenders to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who announced on Friday that he will retire from the Supreme Court this...

Justice John Paul Stevens' 10 Most Important Supreme Court Decisions

The Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the course of his 34-year tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced on Friday that he will retire this summer, has op...

John Roberts Stepping Down? 'RadarOnline' Claims Supreme Court Chief Justice Considering Quitting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 4:55 AM ET -- Anatomy of a rumor. So, it turns out that the rumor of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts's resignation was all a prank sta...